a preview of a motion picture, often shown in addition to an announced film, in order to observe the reaction of the audience.
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How to use sneak preview in a sentence
The campaign was the brainchild of Funworks, whose ideation process involves workshops with comedians and improvisers who get a sneak preview of the game.How Ubisoft’s platform-first approach helped its Far Cry 6 marketing campaign stand out | Alexander Lee | November 9, 2021 | Digiday
In this sneak preview of the Freakonomics Radio Network’s newest show, Bapu discovers that marathons can be deadly — but not for the reasons you may think.Introducing a New “Freakonomics of Medicine” Podcast (Ep. 465) | Stephen J. Dubner | June 10, 2021 | Freakonomics
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Camilla was given a sneak preview of the third series as she saw filming take place while Charles visited a nearby housing estate.Don't Shoot, Camilla, She Can't Help It Charles Kissed Her | Tom Sykes | March 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for sneak preview
a screening of a film at an unexpected time to test audience reaction before its release
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sneak preview
An advance showing of something, as in It was supposed to be bad luck but she gave the bridegroom a sneak preview of her wedding gown. This expression originated in the 1930s for a single public showing of a motion picture before its general release, and in succeeding decades was transferred to other undertakings.
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